Home Building Resources (02)

Building And Construction Resources At Your Fingertips
Here's a great tool for anyone looking to get answers to those pesky building and renovation questions. This site offers a link to finding a contractor in your area, a primer on reading blueprints, and resource information on all kinds of building materials and products—just what you need to know so you can actually converse with your contractor—and understand what they are saying! Have you ever wondered about the difference in architectural styles? Here's the site to visit—they've got the low-down on everything from Post Medieval English to Arts & Crafts. There's an Article of the Month, and design topics ranging from Feng Shui to "Smart Home Technology." Most importantly, the site offers visitors step-by-step assistance in the renovation and/or home building process.

Instructions for Using a Gel Fuel Fireplace
Find out how to use the fuel required for operating gel fuel fireplaces as well as the best way to save money when buying it. Discover why you should consider one for your home (easy to set up, portable and clean burning). Cautions that all gel fuel fireplace owners should be aware of are included, along with links to more articles on this topic.

Get the Basics About Cabinet Building from About.com
About.com gives you step-by-step instructions for building cabinets of all kinds. Once you have mastered the steps involved in building a car case (simple plywood box), fashioning cabinets is a simple matter of adding door or trim as desired. A list of materials and recommended tools is provided for this project, which is rated at a moderate difficulty level. Images give you a helpful visual reference to work with.

Don't Let Home Building Pitfalls Get to You! Get Educated Instead!
Hiring a building contractor to construct a new home for you and your family is exciting, but there are certain pitfalls you will want to avoid. The best way to avoid them is to educate yourself and Lawrence Thomas' downloadable ebook covers how to research your builder's background and reputation, how to avoid the model home trap, what you need to be on the lookout for when salespeople try to upsell you, why home warranties may not protect you as well as you think, how to deal with problems that come up after the sale has closed, and more.

UK Residents Learn Five Steps to Building Your Own Home
If you are ready to join the 7% of the British population who decide to build their own home, you need to do your homework first. Check out this article to learn the five basic steps you need to follow to get your building project underway successfully. From buying a building plot to getting your building permits to buying the right kit, this site will provide you with the information you need to know.

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